September is NICU awareness month, and if you or a loved one is a NICU veteran, then you know how important it is to bring awareness to the world's smallest fighters. So what is the NICU? NICU stands for neonatal intensive care unit. It's the ICU for babies, the newest members of society. Intensive care … Continue reading NICU Month
If your child has been prescribed an apnea monitor, there are several alarms that you may hear from the monitor. Let’s take a look at each one and what they mean. Apnea alarm. As the name implies, this alarm sounds when your child does not breath for 20 seconds or greater. If you hear this … Continue reading Apnea Monitor Alarms
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, more commonly referred to as BPD, is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children. BPD typically affects premature infants with low birth weights. This patient group will have under developed lungs. Some babies who encounter respiratory distress shortly after birth may also be at risk. White males seem to be … Continue reading What is Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia?
Here's the grand finale of Respiratory Care Week. Just keep breathin'! Good luck not getting this stuck in your head, but hey you'll learn the respiratory system. https://youtu.be/m-vJc1olyec Respiratory therapy. You may think it's easy, but it's SNOT!
1. A person usually breathes an average of 13 pints of air every minute. That's a lot of air exchange in one day. 2. Lungs aren’t the same size. To make room for the heart, the right lung is larger than the left lung. 3. Lungs float on water. No matter how hard we exhale, our lungs will … Continue reading Respiratory Fun Facts
It's October, so that means it's time to celebrate Respiratory Care week. Respiratory Therapy is a career that is often unappreciated or sometimes even completely unknown. I made it almost completely through nursing school, before I discovered this beautifully wonderful field that lets me be a "diaphragm and up" kind of gal. As most RT's … Continue reading The Respiratory Therapist is There…